For Immediate Release
March 1, 2020
EMILYs List Recognizes Women’s History Month
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In recognition of Women’s History Month, EMILYs List President Stephanie Schriock released the following statement:
“Here at EMILY's List, we know the importance of women making history — now, and throughout the story of our nation. We are proud to stand with the women leading today, from the first woman Speaker to the most diverse House in history to the women elected to office around the country. None of these achievements would be possible without the brave women who got us here — the suffragists, the civil rights leaders, and all of the women who worked tirelessly on behalf of their sisters and their communities. We are grateful for their work and honored to continue their legacy.
“From the right to vote to the right to choose, women across the country continue to stand up against those who will stop at nothing to try to silence women’s voices. As the GOP blatantly attacks reproductive rights, more women are inspired to fight back. EMILYs List will continue to help recruit, train, and elect pro-choice Democratic women who will move their communities forward toward progress. We are proud to stand alongside the women who exemplify true leadership with their strength, guidance, and actions.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 50,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state and national offices.